13/11/2018

DOCTOR WHO

SERIES 10, PART 1

DVD PACKAGE

 

PHOTOGRAPH

DVD PACKAGE COVER

The slip cover of the DVD

 

The DVD release for the last Doctor Who series to star Peter Capaldi was released in two parts. Initially each part could be found with six exclusive postcards contained within the DVD case. Each card depicted artwork relating to one of the episodes from that series, or in the case of this part 1 package the first six episodes. This was also the series which also starred Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s companion BILL POTTS (who I was initially unsure about, but whom I grew to really like, and I thought she deserved more than just one season). Each card in this set has the programmes title on the front and a line of descriptive text from that episode, often a quote from that episode, on the reverse side. The six cards from this first DVD release are depicted below:

 

PHOTOGRAPH

This shows the full pack of cards with their paper band still around them as they appear in the DVD package

 

 

THE PILOT

 

“EVERYWHERE I GO, I JUST WANT TO LEAVE”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 1

 

SMILE

 

“GRANTING ALL YOUR WISHES IS NOT A GOOD IDEA”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 1

 

THIS ICE

 

“WE’RE NOT HERE TO PRESERVE THE TIMELINE, WE’RE HERE TO MAKE HISTORY”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 1

 

KNOCK KNOCK

 

“IF YOU COULD SAVE THE ONE WHO BROUGHT YOU INTO THIS WORLD, WOULDN’Y YOU?”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 1

 

 

OXYGEN

 

“WE’RE FIGHTING AN ALGORITHM. A SPREADSHEET. LIKE EVERY WORKER, EVERYWHERE – WE’RE FIGHTING THE SUITS”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 1

 

EXTREMIS

 

“WITHOUT HOPE. WITHOUT WITNESS. WITHOUT REWARD”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 1

 

DOCTOR WHO

SERIES 10, PART 2

DVD PACKAGE

 

PHOTOGRAPH

DVD PACKAGE COVER

The slip cover of the DVD

 

This is the second DVD Package release, which contained the last six episodes and a another set of six free exclusive postcards in the same design style as the first set as listed and shown above.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

This shows the full pack of cards with their paper band still around them as they appear in the DVD package

 

THE PYRAMID AT THE END OF THE WORLD

 

“WE WILL TAKE THE EARTH – BUT ONLY WHEN WE’RE ASKED”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 2

 

 

THE LIE OF THE LAND

 

“THE MONKS HAVE BEEN WITH US FROM THE BEGINNING”

 

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 2

 

This is one of my favourites, a great Dr Who card

 

EMPRESS OF MARS

 

“RISE MY ICE WARRIORS! RISE!”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 2

 

 

THE EATERS OF LIGHT

 

“THERE ARE TOO MANY FIGHTS. YOU CAN’T WIN THEM ALL…

SOMETIMES SOMEBODY ELSE GETS TO BE THE HERO”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 2

 

WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME

 

“I AM. BILL. POTTS”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 2

 

Who can forget the Cybermen

 

THE DOCTOR FALLS

 

“I LOVED BEING YOU. EVERY SECOND OF IT. OH, THE WAY YOU BURN. LIKE A SUN. LIKE A WHOLE SCREAMING WORLD ON FIRE. I REMEMBER THAT FEELING AND I ALWAYS WILL”

 

Official DVD Package postcard

Free with DVD Package

Series 10, Part 2

 

13/11/2018

NEW YORK

RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON PARK AVENUE MOVES SOUTH TO PASS UNDER THE HELMSLEY AND MET LIFE BUILDINGS.

Photograph by

JON ORTNER

Published by

IMPACT

Ref: #43655

 

This postcard was very kindly sent to me by Frank Roche who has used it to send me some fantastic new stamps for my collection – see below. The depiction of the yellow taxi cabs is quite appropriate.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This has been sent using four of the new US ‘HOT WHEELS’ 50TH Anniversary stamps which were issued on the 29th September 2018. The stamps have been cancelled with a special ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – 50 HOT WHEELS – FORTWORTH TX – SEPTEMBER 29, 2018’ hand stamp. This is another great postcard/stamp combination sent to me by Frank, who does me proud with these collectible items.

 

13/11/2018

VENEZIA

Venice

Published by

MAZZEGA ART & DESIGN S.R.L. VENEZIA

Ref: VEG-ACQ-11

 

There are a number of bonuses to having friends who travel, the best one being that you have friends, with the second being that they send you postcards from their trips and thirdly these will have interesting stamps on them which add to your collection. Les and Arlene we have known for a few years now and whilst we were away, they were also away, their trip being to Venice. They very kindly took time out from their holiday to send me this great artist drawn postcard which depicts the iconic gondoliers of the Venice waterways.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The Italian postage stamp, which is valued for ‘ZONE 1 B’ postage value, depicts the Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples.  

 

13/11/2018

NON-POSTCARD ITEM

NEW BUISNESS CARD

MARKS-POSTCARD-CHAT

Today I picked up my brand-new business cards. I decided there would need to be a postcard depicted on one side, and my details, with an acknowledgement to my postcard interest included in this sides design layout. The cards have my telephone number in the centre, which has been removed on this one as I don’t want it internationally distributed, but anyone getting one of these will have the telephone number included version.

 

POSTCARD IMAGE SIDE OF

BUISNESS CARD

 

13/11/2018

STAN LEE ….. RIP

Stanley Martin Lieber

28th December 1922 – 12 November 2018

American comic book writer, editor and producer. Best known for his long involvement with Marvel Comics during which time he worked with many people in creating famous characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Thor, Doctor Strange, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, The Silver Surfer, The X-Men, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Black Panther.

Stan Lee also made cameo appearances in nearly all the Marvel super-hero films including the most recent ‘The Avengers – Infinity War’.

 

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING FANTASY

Comic Book Cover

Published by

CLASSICO SAN FRANCISCO

Ref: 348-003

 

There is no better way of celebrating the life of Stan Lee than through his many creations as they are depicted in comic book covers, and there is no better a selection of these than those depicted on the large series published by ‘Classico’.  

 

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY

INTRODUCING ‘THE MIGHTY THOR’

Comic Book Cover

Published by

CLASSICO SAN FRANCISCO

Ref: 348-004

 

THE SILVER SURFER

THE ORIGIN OF THE SILVER SURFER

Comic Book Cover

Published by

CLASSICO SAN FRANCISCO

Ref: 348-002

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Stan Lee

 

12/11/2018

THE GREEN DONKEY

1911

Gouache on board

By

MARC CHAGALL

Published by

TATE (GALLERIES)

Bought at the TATE MODERN (LONDON)

 

Postcard acquired on my recent visit

 

12/11/2018

TYRANNOSAURUS REX

SHAPED POSTCARD

Published by

PAPERCHASE

 

This was one of the new postcards I found on my most recent visit to a paperchase store. I like shaped postcards, but I find that paperchase are the only people still producing unusual new issues. If you visit London you can always find the ones of the heads of the members of the royal family, which have been around for years now, including Lady Diana, who still seems to maintain interest.

 

12/11/2018

GRAF ZEPPELIN

Plain Backed Card

3RD SOUTH AMERICA FLIGHT

1932

 

This very collectible postcard was posted from Denmark to Paraguay and carried on board the Graf Zeppelin airship. Three stamps from the Denmark 1925 Air set have been applied:

50ore grey (SG 227 – 2014 Catalogue value used - £300)

1KR brown (SG 228 - 2014 Catalogue value used - £275)

15ore lilac (SG 225 -2014 Catalogue value used - £90)

These are quite high value stamps – total catalogue value £665 (although probably worth half this in real money) – they have been cancelled with a Copenhagen [KOBENHAVN] double ring cancels dated 15th April 1932. The card was posted in Copenhagen and then flown from Berlin to Friedrichshafen as indicated by the large circular red cachet ‘DEUTSCHE LUFTPOST – BERLIN-FRIEDRICHSHAFEN – ANSCHLUBFLUG ZUR 3 SUDAMERIKAFAHRT 1932 – DES LUFTSCHIFFS GRAF ZEPPELIN’ which can be seen top centre. The card was then carried on the Graf Zeppelin to South America where it received the special exclusive brown flight cachet which can be seen top right, and which reads: LUFTSCHIFF GRAF ZEPPELIN – 3 SUDAMERIKA FAHRT 1932. The flight took place between the 17th and 20th April 1932. The card is addressed to Paraguay and received an arrival cancellation on the reverse side dated 30th April 1932 (see below)

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

12/11/2018

S.R. ‘SCHOOLS’ 30926 REPTON

Backing on to its train at ‘Grosmont Station’

Photograph by

DAVID IDLE

Printed by

E. T. W. DENNIS & SONS LTD

Published by

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY

 

This one is another from my ‘Philatelic Used’ collection

See Below

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Here you have a 1985 issued 31p value ‘350 Years of Royal Mail Public Postal Service’ stamp (SG 1292) which has been cancelled with a ‘NORTH EASTERN T.P.O. NT. UP’ number 2 double ringed cancellation dated 24 March 1995. The ‘T.P.O.’ part of the cancel stands for ‘Travelling Post Office’. The ‘NT’ stands for ‘Night Time’ so this postcard was carried on the night time train travelling post office on the up-line trip.

Bottom left the card has a NYMR (North Yorkshire Moor) 25p Railway Letter stamp, a stamp classed as a Cinderella private carriage label rather than a proper postage stamp, although these are collected by stamp collectors and a range of dedicated Cinderella Label collectors. The ‘Cinderella Label’ has been cancelled with a special hand stamp that reads:

 

RAILWAY LETTER SERVICE

SEMINAR

AT

THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY

HOTEL – PETERBOROUGH

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY

GOATHLAND – 24TH MARCH 1995

 

There is also a straight-line cachet applied bottom right which reads:

 

TO BE POSTED ON ARRIVAL AT PICKERINGSTATION

 

This type of ‘To be posted on arrival…’ cachet is common to these postcards and covers which are carried on trains as part of a railway letter service. The 25p railway letter stamp pays for the carriage of the item on the NYMR and the postage stamp top right pays for the onwards journey to the delivery address.

It should also be noted that the train depicted on the postcard is the same as that represented on the 25p railway letter stamp.   

 

12/11/2018

THE AUSTIN SEVEN

AUSTIN – Looks years ahead!

Official Promotional Postcard

Ref: No. 1834

 

The first car I ever owned myself was a mini and as a result I have always loved them. To be fair, the heater never worked, nor did the speedo most of the time, and every so often, for reasons unknown, the headlights would go out (which always added a touch of entertainment to any night time journey!)

The car also drank oil like my wife drinks coffee, and Jo really likes coffee, but despite all these faults it was great fun to drive.

This postcard is an official promotional item which was probably either sent out to potential customers or was available in car showrooms etc to hand out to people looking at the showroom models.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

11/11/2018

I have placed a Bull Fighting themed postcard in the Bull Fighting collection which can be found by using the CENSORED tab above and then heading to the BULL FIGHTING tabs.

 

 

11/11/2018

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD

EPCOT CENTER

Official Theme Park Postcard

Ref: HSC-608-J

(PC709)

“Three of Epcot’s characters pose for a photo at the base of the 18-storey high SPACESHIP EARTH”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

 

This postcard is a popular one with Disney theme park postcard collectors. I think this is because the characters, which I take to be aliens, are so strange. I don’t know how long they were around, but I never saw them, and my first visit was in 1993. I do wonder if the concept of alien characters was thought out of place in a park that is so dedicated to the planet Earth. When I have seen this card on eBay it often sells for more than £5.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

For me this has always just been Epcot, I have not known it as ‘Epcot Center’ [center of course in the American spelling, the one that always drives my spell-check crazy], but you do find that the early cards seem to call it ‘Epcot Center’.

 

11/11/2018

 

THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

1984

DALLAS – TEXAS – USA – 1984

Distributed by

A-W DISTRIBUTORS. P. O. BOX 5167

Copyright 1983

 

I have a small collection of American political themed postcards. They are not so easy to come across in the UK, and cards like this one here would have had a specialised circulation so would not have been so easy for me to access without contact with an American dealer. I do not fully understand the American political world beyond the fact that there is a major presidential election run every four years. This lack of knowledge does not take away my interest in the postcards though.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

DALLAS - 1984

Distributed by

A-W DISTRIBUTORS. P. O. BOX 5167

Copyright 1984

Published by, or Printed by or for:

REGAL

MIKE ROBERTS COLOR PRODUCTIONS

Ref: C35995

 

This is a type of companion postcard to the above issue (to be honest I prefer the one depicted above – it might be the elephants, although one still appears on this deign – but then as all Americans probably know, the elephant is this party’s logo).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

11/11/2018

Over the years the webpage has been running we have always had some issues around the messages system and the email contact. Hopefully we have resolved this today via the creation of a unique webpage email contact address:

 

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

 

markspostcardchat@gmail.com

 

So, if you have any questions, or just want to chat about any of the postcards depicted then please send me an email via this address. I look forward to hearing from people even if its just to say you are enjoying the site, or not enjoying it, please do let us know if you think I have done anything wrong here, or if there is anything that you would like to see covered (no promises, but I will see what can be done). Basically, it would be nice to speak to you all.

 

 

11/11/2018

ARMISTICE FESTIVAL 2018

“THE WHEELS ON DEBUSSY”

World Class performances

Ambitious community events

Commemorating WW1

Event and this promotional event postcard sponsored by

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLEND

  LOTTERY FUNDED

RUGBY SCHOOL

DAVENTRY DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

My eldest son James and his wife Tasha obtained this free advertising postcard for me on their travels earlier this year. I don’t know how good the event(s) were, but this postcard is a great 2018 Armistice commemorative postcard.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

ARMISTICE FESTIVAL 2018

“THE WHEELS ON DEBUSSY”

World Class performances

Ambitious community events

Commemorating WW1

Event and this promotional event postcard sponsored by

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLEND

  LOTTERY FUNDED

RUGBY SCHOOL

DAVENTRY DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

This copy of the postcard has an additional sticker applied to the front advertising details of a play or piece titled ‘Be Brave and Come Home Safe’ which, at the time of writing this is probably right now playing in Daventry (as I am typing this at 1530hrs - 3.30pm - on the 11th November 2018) .

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Three further stickers have been applied to the reverse side advertising other events relating to the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. The stickers do detract a little from the cleanness of the mint un-stickered postcards, but then the card was designed to be an advert for such events. I like the fact that they found both a mint card and one with all these advert stickers applied. To have both versions seems right and adds more interest to my overall collection.

 

11/11/2018

ARE YOU HELPING YOUR OVERSEAS PALS

IN THE FINAL KNOCK-OUT?

PAS OP SPRINGBOKS

“AUSTRALIANS, CANADIANS & NEW ZEALANDERS

WILL WELCOME YOU

SIDE BY SIDE”

South African Army Recruitment Poster

First World War

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PPO1441

 

It should never be forgotten that soldiers from all-across the then British Commonwealth countries took part and were in the fighting in the trenches across the western front, and elsewhere, like Gallipoli. This poster makes-reference to the ‘Final Knock-Out’, but I wonder when it was issued and just how close it really was to what was to be the final days of the war? If this was a 1916 or 1917 poster then there was still some extensive periods of fighting to come.

 

 

11/11/2018

ARMISTICE DAY

100TH ANNIVERSARY

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY – 11 NOVEMBER

AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

 

POSTCARD

Published by

AVANTCARD AUSTRALIA

Ref: #4817 (issued in 2000)

Published on behalf of the

COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIR’S  

 

I placed postcard on the webpage two years ago, but it fits the bill so well I have no qualms in depicting it again today on the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.

I attended todays ‘Remembrance Service at my local church with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from our troop. The Cubs, with whom I am an Assistant Leader, prepared a special commemorative board to be put up in the church this morning during the service. It has nothing to do with postcards, but I was so impressed with their work I depict it below.    

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Taken at our Cub Scout meeting on 8th Nov, 2018

 

11/11/2018

ARE YOU FOND OF CYCLING?

IF SO

WHY NOT CYCLE

FOR THE KING?

RECRUITS WANTED

BY THE S. MIDLAND DIVISIONAL CYCLIST COMPANY

“BAD TEETH NO BAR”

British Recruitment Poster

First world war

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PPO1407

 

Wordy posters are not often the most popular designs on postcard, but who could resist one that states; ‘BAD TEETH NO BAR’? I think it was this last line that made the choice of this poster design worthy of postcard release, it’s the line that catches the eye and brings a smile to people in this day-and-age.

 

11/11/2018

IT IS NICE IN THE SURF

BUT

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN IN THE TRENCHES

GO AN HELP

Australian Army Recruitment Poster, First World War

By

DAVID HENRY SOUTER

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PPO1443

 

Another example of a cracking poster design which is rarely, if ever found on postcard outside of this museum’s publication. I found this one a couple of years ago on my last visit to the museum, which reminds me that it must be time for me to visit again.

 

11/11/2018

THE ROYAL SCOTS

OUR OWN REGIMENT

Published by

McLAGAN & CUMMING. Edinburgh

 

Early World War I postcard which was issued to promote the Royal Scots regiment, and which was sold locally and from which the proceeds went towards ‘The Royal Scots Recruiting Committee’ 2 Castle Street, Edinburgh. Some of the early artist drawn WWI postcards were very well produced and did much to lift morale and promote the war effort.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

11/11/2018

VIVE LA BELGIQUE

ET SES BRAVES ALLIES

VIVE LIEGE

(Viva Belgium

And their allied braves

Viva Liege)

Unknown Publisher – Printer

 

World War I propaganda celebratory postcard design for the people of Belgium. The pencil message on the reverse side is dated 30th January 1918.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

SOVIET CARTOON

“MODERNISED ISLAND” DIEGO GARCIA

THE AMERICANS HAVE ESTABLISHED A NAVAL

AND ROCKET BASE ON THIS BRITISH POSSESSION

IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

(1980 CARTOON)

Published by

DESIDERATA 1980

Ref: Series P1

Card No, 1

Printed in a limited numbered edition of 500

 

The Desiderata series were, I believe all released in a limited edition of 500 cards and as a result some of the issues can be a little more expensive, this is because the French really liked their limited-edition postcards and during the 1980’s these often became hard to source in the UK. Now of course a lot of these are turning back up on the market and often sell for less than they did back then.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

My copy of this postcard is No 443 of 500

 

10/11/2018

TELEPHONE

MAXI-CARD

GERMANY

Published by

GESELLSCHAFT FUR DT. POSTGESCHICHTE, 6000 FRANKFURT 70

 

This is a good example of an official card which has been chosen because it depicts an interesting photograph which relates to the stamp issue which has been applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue. The stamp is the 50pf value ‘Centenary of telephone in Germany’ issue (SG 1837) which was issued on the 13th October 1977. The first day of issue hand stamp is from BONN (the BONN 1 area cancel for this issue).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

10/11/2018

MORGENSTIMMUNG AN DER SOSETALSPERRE

BEI OSTERODE/HARZ

[the exact translation seems to say:

MORNING AT THE SOSTAL LOCK {although this could be a place called Sosetalsperre}

AT EASTER DEATH [can’t be right surely?} / RESIN]

Published by

HERSTELLER UND VERLAG SCHONING & Co., LUBECK

SI BESTELLNR. OSTER 25

 

Let’s be honest here, this is a tourist scene postcard and one which would not greatly appeal on the merits of the picture itself. Thankfully, this has some interesting reverse side additions…

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The stamp used here is the 1980 Germany issued ‘250TH Anniversary of Moravian Brethren’s Book of Daily Bible Readings’ (SG 1932). It has been cancelled with a special hand stamp relating to the visit of a specific ship on 21st September 1980. There is also a large circular cachet for the ships visit, which was for the period of the 19th – 21st September 1980, so the special hand stamp previously mentioned is dated for the last day of the ships visit. The ship in question was the ‘TROSS-SCHIFF “WESTERWALD”’ which was on a visit to Flensburg, which is also the location on the previously mentioned special hand stamp cancelling the stamp.

This is a nice shipping related philatelic item which would be of more interest to a stamp and postal history collector than a pure postcard collector.

 

10/11/2018

CONCORDE IN QATAR LIVERY

FANTASY ILLUSTRATION

Published by

HD

Ref: Issue 6

Limited run of just 20 Postcards

 

When a postcard is in a limited edition of just 20 postcards it is never going to be an easy card to find. Fortunately, I am a member of the Concorde Study Circle and this type of postcard often turns up at their bi-annual Stampex meetings being offered up by other members for sale. This was how I got my copy of this great fantasy card.

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